Coming out for trees in Hartford - Rick Green CT Confidential:
The ordinance, which council members Luis Cotto and Jim Boucher plan to introduce, would provide specific protection for Hartford's trees. It would set up a citizen tree advisory commission and a city forester position and create a master plan for the city's trees.
Significantly -- and this may be controversial -- property property owners would not be allowed to remove large trees without obtaining a permit from the city. A special fund to pay for new trees would be financed through permits required for tree removal and fines for illegal cutting of protected trees.